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Any CZ-5 users?

xfactor

Member
Picked up a Fisher cz-5 would love to know if anyone has good experience with this vintage unit.

Tacoma, Washington
 

MuddyMo

Well-known member
My bro still swings one. Great detector that can out-produce most new machines. Deep, quiet, simple and works great on salt beaches. Biggest con is it's heavy.
 

Mark ( ohio )

Well-known member
My bro still swings one. Great detector that can out-produce most new machines. Deep, quiet, simple and works great on salt beaches. Biggest con is it's heavy.
Weight is not a big factor because it could be hip mounted, so no issue there... BUT, the biggest down fall I had ( when i used one MANY yrs ago ) was it frequently miss ID deep iron washers or bottle cap as coins. Yes, it does work very good on salt water beaches as was mentioned.
 

xfactor

Member
I got my cz5 in 1997 and steal using it. I hip mount it. Found a lot of stuff with it. The 8 inch coil will get a dime about 10 inches in my ground.
Where would you send it for repairs. It's working fine but I just want to be prepared.😎
 

xfactor

Member
Weight is not a big factor because it could be hip mounted, so no issue there... BUT, the biggest down fall I had ( when i used one MANY yrs ago ) was it frequently miss ID deep iron washers or bottle cap as coins. Yes, it does work very good on salt water beaches as was mentioned.
Wondering if Fisher made a new doctor that's comparable to the older cz5.🤔
 

Tony-Ok

Well-known member
The CZ 5 is an excellent analog detector that will give a lot of the new tech detectors a run for their money!! I have 23 years experience with one. PM me and I can. Share lots of good info with you. HH Tony
 

tvr

Well-known member
Weight is not a big factor because it could be hip mounted, so no issue there... BUT, the biggest down fall I had ( when i used one MANY yrs ago ) was it frequently miss ID deep iron washers or bottle cap as coins. Yes, it does work very good on salt water beaches as was mentioned.
They way to get much better on identifying those targets is time on the machine. Listen to them in disc 0 and AutoATune (all metal). Non-ferrous signals are not as broad as ferrous signals are in AutoTune. Slow down the sweep in disc 0 and see if it drops low tone. Speed up the sweep and it can go high tone. Targets that go high tone when the sweep speed is quicker and low with a very slow sweep sweep are probably a little wider in AutoTune too; that is a give away for iron. Low tone to mid tone bounces are digs for me. Have pulled up a fair bounty of gold jewelry by digging the little bounces between low and mid-tone. I always shaft mount so I can readily flip between AutoTune and disc 0.
 

xfactor

Member
That's great information...thank you immensely! 👍

I have learned more in the past two weeks and I am learning more ...from the awesome group of detectorist in this association ... about detecting in general, and of my specific gear, than I have in the last 2 years!

You guys (guys & gals) are true encouragers, and extremely helpful. I am thankful I found this group.

Tacoma, Washington 😎
 

xfactor

Member
The CZ 5 is an excellent analog detector that will give a lot of the new tech detectors a run for their money!! I have 23 years experience with one. PM me and I can. Share lots of good info with you. HH Tony
I am new to site and still trying to learn how to PM...😂
 

xfactor

Member
Click on my addy ….. my name where it says well known member. Then click on start conversation. Then you can PM . Tony
So I clicked on the addy.... options only included follow, ignore, find.
Did not locate start conversation....(maybe I need a new prescription 😂.
 

tvr

Well-known member
Click the envelop to start a private conversation ... see here:

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I still swing my CZ5 since 2001, don't see any reason to upgrade to the new digital detectors. The CZ5 is by all intents and purposes, a multi-frequency machine (dual frequency 5 Khz and 15 Khz), handles regular soil and saltwater not many older machines can do that. It detects all types of coinage; the new SMF (simultaneous Multi-frequency) detectors don't do well on bi-metallic coins ( clads) like the Minelab Vanquish I bought last year, it won't sound off nor ID on our Canadian coinage, thus pretty useless here.
 
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